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Computing - International Conversation Pre Masters

The International Pre Masters for the MSc in Computing is a one year programme which offers non EU graduates from technical but non computing disciplines the opportunity to acquire the core knowledge of computing concepts necessary to be eligible for entry to the MSc in Computing programme in the School of Computing. A key objective of this programme is to develop the student's English language skills and bring them to a level appropriate for study at Masters level.

The philosophy behind the qualifier is that graduates from other disciplines will have developed significant transferable skills in analysis, communications and independent learning and so will be in a position to learn a focused subset of computing knowledge quickly while developing their English language skills.

Who Should Apply?
International graduates with Honours Bachelors degrees from non computing disciplines who want to get the core computing skills necessary to be eligible for entry to the DIT MSc in Computing programs.

Please note that applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate mathematical, analytical or technical ability.

Entry requirements

The minimum admission requirement for entry to the programme is an Honours Bachelors degree (level 8) in a non computer science discipline and English language certification of at least IELTS level 5.0 overall with IELTS level 5.0 in English writing, or an equivalent.

Applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate mathematical, analytical or technical ability either through the discipline of their previous qualification or through their work or life experience.


2 semesters full-time.

Teaching hours will take place Monday to Friday. Evening attendance may be required for some modules.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Graduates who pass all modules and achieve an average overall mark of at least 50% on the core computing modules and an average overall mark of at least 50% on the English language modules can progress directly to the MSc in Computing programme.

Further enquiries

Programme co-ordinator
School of Computing
College of Sciences and Health
DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
School Contact: Sarah Jane Delany
T: 01 402 2840

Subjects taught

Core Computing Modules:
Object-Oriented Software Development
Information Systems
Architecture, Operating Systems and Networks
Web and User Interface Design
Systems Analysis and Testing

English Language & Culture Modules:
English for Academic Reading & Writing
Communicative Competency
Applied Writing


College of Sciences and Health, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8.

Qualification Awarded:
Continuing Professional Development Diploma in Fundamentals of Computing (International) Level 8 (60 ECTS).

Application date

Closing Date: The general closing date is 27th April 2018. Please note that late applications may be accepted subject to availability.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: September 2018.

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